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Add sizzle to your PowerPoint presentation with shapes and special effects

Toss out those text-heavy slides and revive your deck with customized graphics.

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Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

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Actuate software offers free data analysis to enterprise business units

Departments can create reports and embed analysis results directly into Web pages, using a teaser version of Actuate's software

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Make your PowerPoint presentations pop with charts, graphics, and images

We all know what a picture's worth. Make your message memorable with these design alternatives.

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Salesforce.com continues focus on mobility with new reports, dashboards

New APIs (application programming interfaces) also allow users to embed reports in any app

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Microsoft launches a service to help predict the future

The Azure Machine Learning service will streamline the task of predictive analysis, Microsoft says.

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Attensity Q makes it easier for businesses to drink from the Twitter firehose

But social media monitoring's value has limitations, according to one analyst

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wades into the in-memory database wars

Oracle's in-memory option takes advantage of the core platform's maturity, according to an executive

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Tableau adds story lines to visual reports

Tableau 8.2 can attach a narrative to a series of data visualizations.

Creating a budget with simple spreadsheet commands

There are a lot of apps and services that will help you, but getting a rough idea of your finances is incredibly simple using a basic spreadsheet. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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SAP unveils plan for 'simple' cloud financial app suite

Simple Finance will be powered by SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service

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Microsoft and Salesforce.com to link wares in global partnership

The companies will integrate Microsoft's Windows and Office with Salesforce.com's CRM software

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Quip revamps mobile word processor with new sharing, search features

Quip 2.0 also has a revamped user interface

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Intuit to mobilize Quicken, Mint with Check acquisition

Intuit will offer the ability for mobile users to pay bills and check bank accounts through the Check service.